About this Blog

Welcome! Thanks for checking out On Food Stamps.

I created this blog in 2009 when I began working at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. My work at this organization opened my eyes to food justice issues in America, and I had a strong desire to better understand the difficulties many people face when trying to access healthy food on a limited budget. So, I embarked on my own Food Stamp Challenge, living on $31/week as a vegan. I used this blog to chronicle my experience.

While my Food Stamp Challenge project has come to an end, you can see what I learned from it by reading the Greatest Hits posts linked to the right side of the page. Please excuse any out-of-date links, as I am no longer updating this blog on a regular basis.

Stay Hungry,


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Workin-with-what-you-got Salad

Eating well on a budget means that every week one must commit to finding a way to combine everything that is left in the fridge into a delicious meal. No food can be wasted.

So, what do you do when your fridge has limes, oranges, a bell pepper and some eggs?

Make dinner!

I made a delicious salad with a slightly weird combination. Here is the recipe:

Chop 1 pepper
Peel and cube 1 orange
Drizzle olive oil on the chopped salad
Squeeze lime juice over the salad
Add a pinch of salt and Toss it!

I ate this salad with a hard boiled egg.

What combinations have you made on fridge clean-up days?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Meatless Mondays in San Fran!

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